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Date Cake or Brucle Torte Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Eileen & Lee Stewart
Added: Saturday, December 1, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. walnuts
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. dates, cut up
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix, and pour 1 cup of boiling water over mixture. Cool.

1 c. sugar
1/4 c. shortening
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp.baking powder
1 1/2 c. flour

Directions:
Directions:
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg yolks, beat. Mix in above mixture, add dry ingredients. Fold in 2 beaten egg whites. Bake 350 about 35 - 40 min. in a 9" x 13" greased and floured pan. After cake has cooled, cut cake in 1" square pieces. Put a layer of cake at the bottom of a large torte plate and place fruit (bananas, pineapple chunks, sliced peaches & maraschino cherries) & a layer of whipped cream. Then place another layer of cake & follow with fruit & whipped cream.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a special dessert that was made for special occasions like bridal showers. I have my Mom's name (Elivra Lange) on the recipe but this recipe has been handed down through the family.

 

 

 

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